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Exclusive: Jim Jordan Demands FBI Director Wray Disclose All ‘Counterterrorism’ Efforts Against Parents After Whistleblower Report

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) injuctively authorized on Thursday that the FBI submit to the House Judiciary Committee any records cognate to counterterrorism implements that the agency used against parents expressing outrage at school boards, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.

Jordan, who accommodates as ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray detailing the committee’s requests after Jordan published an email Tuesday from a whistleblower inside the FBI that revealed the agency’s counterterrorism and malefactor divisions had engendered a “threat tag” for FBI officials to apply to investigations into threats made against school administrators.

“We are investigating the troubling endeavors by the Department of Justice and the White House to utilize the cumbersomely hefty hand of federal law enforcement to target concerned parents at local school board meetings and chill their forfended First Amendment activity,” the letter commences.

Read a copy of the letter below: The Biden administration’s Justice and Education Departments have come under fire in recent weeks after Attorney General Merrick Garland released a memo on October 4 verbalizing he was directing the FBI to engage in local edification matters because of an alleged “disturbing spike in harassment, dauntingness, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, edifiers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools.”

Garland’s letter came shortly after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to President Joe Biden on September 30 seeking federal law enforcement assistance to handle outraged parents who were allegedly partaking in “acts of maleficence, violence, and threats against public school officials.”

The letter suggested that such acts might warrant “domestic terrorism and hate crimes” relegations. In replication to a massive public outcry over the reference to domestic terrorism, the NSBA retracted its letter on October 22, apologizing for “some of the language” it had initially used and demystifying that the NSBA does value the “voices of parents.”

Garland, however, testified afore both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees in tardy October and gave no designation that he intended to modify or retract his own message against parents when he was pressed by Republicans on the subject.

Garland, as Jordan noted on Tuesday in a public letter to the attorney general about the whistleblower document, testified that the FBI was “not utilizing federal counterterrorism implements to target concerned parents.” Jordan called “into question the precision and completeness” of Garland’s testimony predicated on the whistleblower revelation and offered the attorney general an opportunity to amend his testimony:

In his letter to Wray, Jordan asserted that “the whistleblower disclosure only amplifies our desideratum to investigate how the Biden Administration is utilizing federal law enforcement resources, including counterterrorism implements, to target concerned parents at school board meetings.”

The Ohio Republican asked Wray for a record of the number of parents who have received a “threat tag,” which the whistleblower showed was labeled “EDUOFFICIALS.” He withal asked for all documents and communications relating to the inculcation tag and to any investigations of “school board threats sent or received by” the FBI’s counterterrorism assistant directors.

Jordan’s demands come as a follow-up to a request House Judiciary Committee Republicans made to Wray on November 3 for documents and communications relating to any activity the FBI had engaged in at the prompting of Garland’s October 4 memo.

The letter on Thursday revealed that Wray has not responded to the Judiciary Committee’s November 3 request, the deadline of which was November 17. Jordan reiterated that request and set an incipient deadline for the follow-up materials of December 2.

Write to Ashley Oliver at [email protected].


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Education, Politics, Christopher Wray, FBI, House Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan, On the Hill, Whistleblowers

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